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Court-ordered corrective statements make debut on cigarette packs

Starting Wednesday, December 21, cigarette packs from companies including R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Philip Morris USA, Altria, and Lorillard will feature court-ordered "corrective statements" sharing information like low tar and light cigarettes being just as harmful as regular cigarettes, the addictiveness of nicotine and how it changes the brain, the harms of secondhand smoke, and efforts by the tobacco companies to make sure cigarettes create and sustain addiction. The statements come as a result of federal Judge Gladys Kessler's 2006 ruling that the tobacco industry had violated civil racketeering laws.

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